I know that I’ve made a lot of mistakes in life. The issue is that I have always been aware of it, and I didn’t do something about it. Change seemed so hard. I did what came easy, and in turn, it made life so much harder than it needs to be. I had an “aha!” moment after getting myself in trouble with my taxes. Thanks to getting an IRS fresh start this year, I feel like my life is setting down and I’m in better frame of mind on a daily basis.
As someone who is self-employed, it’s really too easy to get lazy about things that an employer typically takes care of for you on a daily basis. This happened with my taxes. I was told that I needed to pay quarterly so that I would not become overwhelmed with paying the IRS once per year. When my first quarterly payment came up, I ended up not paying right away so that I could get my air conditioner fixed. When my next payment was due, I found myself ignoring the invoice and buying some new clothing instead. Continue reading